Jason Elenes enjoys the Family Unity Night in the Neighborhood. The incoming Manteca High sophomore along with Richard and Arthur Hernandez live not too far from the FUN Club Inc. program held at Southside Christian Church. "I like to come here and play sports," Elenes said on Friday. "And Quincy tells us stuff that's helpful." He's referring to Quincy McClain, pastor of the church located at 314 Locust Ave., Manteca. She hopes to someday move ...
Sister Ann Venita Britto and Cecilia D'Mello go back to their days in India. Both Daughters of the Cross were in the same convent. D'Mello, who was in Rome for 10 years, is currently serving the Tracy community, having just spent the past 16 years in New York, where she helped out at St. Francis Hospital the Heart Center in Roslyn. She's a certified medical assistant. D'Mello was in Manteca Wednesday for the Feast of ...
Andrew Ramos didn't quite know what he was going to put down on paper when Calla Principal Lindsay Munoz called him and asked him to write a speech for the school's graduation.
Manteca firefighters responded to a fire at an ag department storage building that also damaged the side of a portable classroom shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Before Steve Winter retired from his position as Manteca High School principal this year, he didn't have to venture very far to see the impact his family has made on the town.
Hunger is a 24/7 problem. That's according to Mike Mallory, executive director of the Second Harvest Food Bank. With more need than ever to feed those in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties – a sign of the troubled economy, he added – Mallory noticed the surplus dwindling at 704 E. Industrial Park Drive. On Wednesday, his prayers were answered thanks to a generous donation by the Venture Club of Manteca. The local nonprofit group, according ...
LATHROP – If you think a golf tournament is all about fun at the links, think again. It's also about people helping people even when the economy is bad like it is today, which makes those acts of kindness even more special. At least, that is the case with the third annual golf tournament fund-raiser on Saturday at the French Camp Golf Course to benefit the Lathrop Sunrise Rotary's scholarship program and the Hospice of ...
They waited for rates to drop to 4.5 percent. Now fence sitters are facing interest rates that have jumped almost three-quarters of a percent in two weeks to 5.71 percent. They had dropped to as low as 4.81 percent. "Same song, different verse," observed Realtor Tom Wilson of people who said they were waiting for housing prices to drop and then waited for interest rates to drop. Wilson doesn't expect rising rates to severely undermine ...
Magic Dan was at the Lathrop Community Center on Wednesday. The magic show was part of the Lathrop Library's summer reading program.
Jesus Ceja enjoyed a rather healthy lunch consisting of a peanut butter and jelly "Crustible" sandwich, a fresh fruit and milk.
Manteca District Ambulance's Billing Manager Melissa Anaya has received national recognition for completion of the National Billing Coders Training Program.
The current economic downturn has several residents having tough times. Manteca District Ambulance has recently been able to help out a little. The local ambulance company has removed a surplus vehicle from its fleet and found it a much needed and welcome home. Pastor Joe Macias from the Christian Worship Center of Manteca has taken ownership of the 1991 Ford van so that he too can continue helping others in these tough economic times. The ...
In Wednesday's article on Manteca Unified's shortfall ballooning from $23.5 million to $31.7, it was noted that $1 million in transportation would come as a savings to the district.
Penny Jones remembers the floods of January 1997 that sent more than 4,000 people in the area south of Manteca fleeing.
Karen Beauchamp didn't know what to expect when she came out to the Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau Farmer's Market Tuesday afternoon.
Pension costs - considered by economists as one barometer of a city's long-term financial health - account for 30.9 percent of the general fund budget in struggling cities such as San Jose.
The east side of the Bed Quarters building in downtown Manteca will see the first military murals in the community at Yosemite Avenue and Main Street, according to Manteca Mural Society spokesman Norman Knodt.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A street racer crested a hill at 79 miles per hour then struck and killed a woman and her three young sons as they crossed a Philadelphia boulevard at night, prosecution witnesses testified in court Tuesday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A new, smaller version of NASA's space shuttle is recuperating from a rough first landing.
The fund-raising season is demanding of its champion.
An 11-year-old sixth grader, Janita Ferrando, was successful in her own personal food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank last weekend at the Li'l Buffs final season game at the Manteca High School stadium.
Robert Iniquez will take the next few months to reflect on his first foray into weight-loss competitions.
A Stockton missing person whose remains were located buried in a Manteca yard May 28 died of homicidal asphyxiation, almost 23 years ago, according to a Stockton Police coroner's report Tuesday evening.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two 37-year-old men have been charged with attempted possession of heroin with intent to distribute after federal authorities seized more than three pounds of the drug in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough
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Charles Andrew Palmer was a teen-ager in high school when his father paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Marine Cpl. Charles O. Palmer II was killed in action in Kahlidiyah, Iraq, on May 5, 2007.
LATHROP – When the City of Ripon first opened the Curt Pernice Skate Park almost a decade ago it became a haven for Northern California skateboarders.
A record one-day crowd of 25,000 people made their way through the Dell'Osso Farms pumpkin maze on Saturday cementing the Lathrop attraction as California's No. 1 agri-tourism destination for yet another year.
The Second Harvest Food Bank in Manteca has profited from its competition with other non-profits vying for one of 100 new Toyota vehicles in a recent nation-wide contest based on call-in votes by members of the San Joaquin and Stanislaus County communities.
By ROSE ALBANO RISSO